Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 128 101
Rank change year-on-year +71 -27 -4
Contract jobs citing Information Security 132 36 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.27% 0.91% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 1.11% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 17 61
Berkshire median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £382
90th Percentile £639 £610 £579
South East median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £17.50 -
South East median hourly rate £42.25 £17.50 £53.81
% change year-on-year +141.43% -67.48% +19.58%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,349 3,243 3,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.00% 81.77% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,745 1,711 2,134
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £234
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 122 171
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -33.96% +31.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +24 27 £475 -1.30% 8
Maidenhead +21 25 £588 +46.88% 10
Newbury 0 15 £470 - 5
Bracknell +3 12 £588 -2.08% 1
Slough +13 10 £625 +20.48% 4
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 57 (43.18%) CISSP
2 48 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (29.55%) Risk Management
4 37 (28.03%) CISM
5 32 (24.24%) Telecoms
6 31 (23.48%) Data Protection
7 26 (19.70%) SIEM
7 26 (19.70%) Legal
7 26 (19.70%) Risk Assessment
8 25 (18.94%) PCI DSS
9 23 (17.42%) COBIT
10 21 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (15.15%) GDPR
12 19 (14.39%) CESG
13 18 (13.64%) Degree
14 17 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (11.36%) Security Management
15 15 (11.36%) Intranet
15 15 (11.36%) Security Architecture
16 14 (10.61%) Project Management
17 13 (9.85%) GAP Analysis
17 13 (9.85%) Data Management
17 13 (9.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 13 (9.85%) Cybersecurity
17 13 (9.85%) Time Management
18 12 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
18 12 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
18 12 (9.09%) Business Analysis
18 12 (9.09%) Security Cleared
19 11 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.52%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.52%) HP Helion
3 2 (1.52%) Office 365
3 2 (1.52%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) IaaS
4 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.36%) Intranet
2 7 (5.30%) Firewall
3 6 (4.55%) Network Security
4 4 (3.03%) 2G
4 4 (3.03%) 3G
4 4 (3.03%) 4G
4 4 (3.03%) MPLS
4 4 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (3.03%) VPN
5 3 (2.27%) Internet
5 3 (2.27%) NAS
5 3 (2.27%) SCCP
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.52%) DMZ
6 2 (1.52%) DNS
6 2 (1.52%) DOCSIS
6 2 (1.52%) SAN
6 2 (1.52%) SSL
6 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.52%) Star Schema
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.76%) IntelliJ
1 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.76%) JUnit
1 1 (0.76%) Maven
1 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
1 1 (0.76%) Mockito
1 1 (0.76%) WebStorm
General
1 32 (24.24%) Telecoms
2 26 (19.70%) Legal
3 7 (5.30%) Publishing
4 5 (3.79%) Finance
4 5 (3.79%) Retail
5 4 (3.03%) Marketing
6 3 (2.27%) Billing
7 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (27.27%) Consultant
2 23 (17.42%) Analyst
3 20 (15.15%) Security Consultant
4 18 (13.64%) Architect
5 17 (12.88%) Security Specialist
6 13 (9.85%) Business Analyst
6 13 (9.85%) Security Architect
7 12 (9.09%) Security Engineer
8 10 (7.58%) Security Analyst
9 9 (6.82%) Security Manager
10 8 (6.06%) Information Security Consultant
11 7 (5.30%) GDPR Business Analyst
11 7 (5.30%) Information Manager
11 7 (5.30%) Information Security Manager
11 7 (5.30%) IT Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) IT Security Engineer
12 5 (3.79%) Information Architect
12 5 (3.79%) Information Security Architect
12 5 (3.79%) SIEM Engineer
13 4 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.55%) Regular Expression
2 4 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.52%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.76%) HTML
4 1 (0.76%) HTML5
4 1 (0.76%) jQuery
4 1 (0.76%) JSON
4 1 (0.76%) REST
4 1 (0.76%) Spring
4 1 (0.76%) XML
4 1 (0.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.39%) CESG
2 17 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (7.58%) Management Information System
5 8 (6.06%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.55%) Virtual Team
7 5 (3.79%) Public Cloud
8 4 (3.03%) Private Cloud
8 4 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (2.27%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.52%) Replication
10 2 (1.52%) SCADA
11 1 (0.76%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.76%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
11 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.82%) Windows
2 7 (5.30%) Unix
3 2 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (29.55%) Risk Management
2 31 (23.48%) Data Protection
3 26 (19.70%) Risk Assessment
3 26 (19.70%) SIEM
4 21 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (11.36%) Security Architecture
5 15 (11.36%) Security Management
6 14 (10.61%) Project Management
7 13 (9.85%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (9.85%) Data Management
7 13 (9.85%) GAP Analysis
7 13 (9.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 13 (9.85%) Time Management
8 12 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 12 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
9 11 (8.33%) Data Mapping
9 11 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering
9 11 (8.33%) Statistics
10 10 (7.58%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.76%) Groovy
2 1 (0.76%) Java
2 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.76%) Python
2 1 (0.76%) Scala
2 1 (0.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (43.18%) CISSP
2 37 (28.03%) CISM
3 18 (13.64%) Degree
4 12 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 10 (7.58%) SC Cleared
6 9 (6.82%) CISA
7 8 (6.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 8 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (5.30%) PCI QSA
9 6 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (3.79%) CISMP
10 5 (3.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 4 (3.03%) CCSP
11 4 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (3.03%) GIAC
11 4 (3.03%) SANS
12 2 (1.52%) CREST Certified
12 2 (1.52%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (18.94%) PCI DSS
3 23 (17.42%) COBIT
4 20 (15.15%) GDPR
5 11 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (3.03%) PMO
6 4 (3.03%) QA
7 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.76%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.76%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.76%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (1.52%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 10 (7.58%) NetIQ
2 6 (4.55%) ArcSight
2 6 (4.55%) Splunk
3 4 (3.03%) CheckPoint
3 4 (3.03%) Cisco
4 3 (2.27%) McAfee
4 3 (2.27%) SAP
5 2 (1.52%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.52%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.52%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.52%) F5
5 2 (1.52%) Juniper
5 2 (1.52%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.52%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.76%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.76%) Intel
6 1 (0.76%) LogLogic
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle
6 1 (0.76%) Qualys
6 1 (0.76%) Remedy